Paul Lamantia: Under the Skin of the Subconscious

May 12 - June 30, 2016

Chicago Imagist artist Paul Lamantia features paintings and drawings in this first in-depth examination of his work. His drawings are filled with comic-inspired characters locked in a claustrophobic horror vacui caricature of space. They are symbolic elements, as well as a form of the madness of reality. Circus-like sideshow creatures float in and out of shifting spaces, meandering through psychic spills, filling the entire frame with stunning imagery. Lamantia’s paintings emphasize fantastic sensual personages. These images deal with complex topics and subjects that are at the very core of human feelings and moral behavior.

Public Reception: Thursday, May 12, 5 - 8 p.m.